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Prelims Paper 1: Introduction to English Language and Literature: Introduction

Subjects: English

Introduction

This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources for Prelims Paper 1 available via OxLIP+, the Oxford Libraries’ Information Platform, as well as some freely available web resources.

Why use online resources?

There are three main advantages to using online resources:

  • They are available to use wherever you can access the internet
  • You don’t have to wait for books to be returned to the library before accessing original or critical works
  • They provide powerful search tools enabling fast searching of texts for terms or themes you want to explore
  • They provide effective tools to help with textual analysis.

The databases on OxLIP+ can help you locate references to books and journal articles on a particular topic, as well as providing electronic access to literary and non-literary texts.  You can print, download or email information retrieved from most of these.

Using a combination of print and online resources will provide you with a much wider range of material than relying on what you can find on the library shelves.


 

Getting started

SOLO     http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

OxLIP+   http://oxlip-plus.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide, go to the English section of the subject list on OxLIP+.

You will also find useful resources in the LinguisticsNewspapers, and History sections.

Internet Grammar for English   http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/home.htm

Accessing eresources outside the Oxford network
For information on accessing electronic resources from outside the Oxford network using your Oxford Single Sign-On login, consult the information at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eresources/remote_access and http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/oxford/username